Urnal and a side Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, focus on Secretariator the long termTherefore this book starts with the history of the major players in Secretariat s life The Chenery amily and how The Meadow came about Claiborne Farm still ranked among the top breeders This book is definitely a lesson not a novelbut was so very interesting Details Statistics And a indepth look into everythingThe coin toss The birth The naming The training All are given substance as this goes into the actual details of what was going
On Like The Saving Like the saving The Meadow was initiated by Riva Ridge another Chenery horse who was a year older and had won the 1972 Derby lost the Preakness and came back to win the Belmont So if you enjoyed the movie but suspect that there was There was Do you wonder about her long distance marriage and how it was affected by her taking active leadership in the breeding racing How about the 608 million syndication dealRegardless this was a very informative book on Secretariat and an excellent look at what goes on in the racing industry Reading the chapters on the races had my heart pounding just as if I was there and could eel the beat of the hooves I totally recommend this I didn t White Water finish it stunning writing and amazing reporting but way too much emphasis on the horse bloodlinesor me A slow read without any The Slave Dancer fire I was hopingor another Seabiscuit but this is like Slowpoke This story of 1973 triple crown winner Secretariat is packed with statistics on blood lines racing stats William Nack really knows his stuff However it is not a dry read at all His behind the scenes look at the world of horse breeders is Special Agent fascinating I particularly liked his spin on the owner Helen Tweedy aka Penny Chenery and thought it pretty cool that both the jockey trainer were Canadians Now I know what going the distance really means and it s got nothing to do with Field Of Dreams This book is worth reading justor the chapter describing his Belmont Stakes record breaking thirty one length win the author puts you in the stands yelling cheering at probably the most exciting race in track history William Nack s love of this horse he spent a *lifetime ollowing comes through loud clear Just a great inspirational story I struggled to get into this one There *following comes through loud clear Just a great inspirational story I struggled to get into this one There a ton of name dropping and very little description of who they are Some names do inheritor of the Campbells Soup dynasty etc but a lot don t so it was difficult keeping everyone straight especially when it came to the syndication chapter A ull chapter on just names And it isn t just human names You ll hear about Citation and Ma. Etariat also pulled off one of the most astounding victories in the annals of horse racing by winning the Belmont Stakes by a record breaking thirty one lengths Now William Nack updates his acclaimed port. A legend is bornA true story
OF A REMARKABLE THOROUGHBRED RACEHORSE THAT a remarkable Thoroughbred racehorse that now also been made into a The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History filmor the big screen Secretariat has to be one of my avorite books on racing e 25Maybe it s not air to compare Secretariat to Seabiscuit but here I go While I can t judge who would have won in a race between the two horses one s story is A World on Fire far superior and that is Seabiscuit s Secretariat camerom basically a royal bloodline he was big and
Beautiful And Upon His and upon his was discovered to have an enlarged heart which may have been what helped him run so Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life fast I can appreciate that he was uite an amazing animal and probably pretty wonderful to watch I haven t actually seen his races but really what could he do but win Runningrom behind in a race is not the same as overcoming all odds to win and knowing going into the story that Secretariat won the Triple Crown meant that there was very little suspense in the book Here s the story in a nutshell Secretariat is born shows promise is syndicated before it s known if he will be a distance runner wins the Triple Crown and is retired to studNot *Helping Is Nack S * is Nack s style which I just didn t enjoy very much It s very dry and actual and rather dull The book is 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate filled with times run and names of horses in Secretariat s bloodline There s also a lot of digressions and an overly long section about the phone calls made to every single person who was offered a share when Secretariat was syndicated The end of the book has one article which I enjoyed than all the rest of the book it s a personal story of Nack s relationship with the horse which made me understand why he loved Secretariat and wanted to write about him I think I would have enjoyed the whole book a lot if it was told in this way Seriously just read Seabiscuit Much emotional journey of a horse overcoming obstacles and winning much interesting cast of characters horse and surrounding personalities much interesting history and much better explanations of the horse racing world Really just a much better book My husband and I read this together We thoroughly enjoyed this inspirational book Reading about animals that have talents above others it is another reminder of God showing us that we can have hope in excellence and perseverance Did you see the movie I did and can definitely say that theeel good movie barely touched the surface of Secretariat and all that was going on before and around himand was written by William Nack who was a new Turf Reporter when Secretariat made his 2 year old appearance So impressed he decided to keep a jo. In 1973 Secretariat the greatest thoroughbred in horse racing history won the Triple Crown The only horse to ever break the two minute mark in winning the Kentucky Derby until recent winner Monarchos Secr. ,
N O War and Native Dancer and Nasrullah If you aren t amiliar to the world of racing this may be a bit of a shockBut the races were so well done and done in so much detail that I ound myself holding my breath while reading I couldn t put it down Unfortunately those don t really happen until the end of the
book so you have a lot to slog through before you getso you have a lot to slog through before you get someone is really interested in getting into the nitty gritty of Secretariat please read this book You will learn everything you need to know to every race he lost every race he won every warm up and even a history on his bloodlines If you are just interested in passing in Secretariat watch the movie I enjoyed it immensely and it was well done Keep in mind some things are exaggerated to keep it interesting but or the most part it is pretty accurate Great book I liked it a lot than the movie I think that if you are a person who is not into horses or does not know a lot about horses you will like the movie better This book is so well researched
And Filled With Everyfilled with every The New Job Security fact you could imagine but could get confusing if you are not into horses and racing Great writing captured me within theirst 3 chapters I learned a lot about racing history in that time period and some of the The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) facts stunned me This book is a great collection of historicalacts along with a well written story of the truth behind a great race horse I also liked that the author made a point to not choose sides or opinions he kept his writing even and did not make any attempt to change the story of what really happened in those great years I really thought I would like this book and couldn t wait to read it but then once I started to read it I realized it was not at all what I expected There were times in the book when I thought I was reading Genisis when they were going through the lineage of the horses I really don t understand or care who parented who I also am not into horse racing so all the timing and how they placed them in the race was The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis foreign to me I should take the time to learn something new but horse racing is at the bottom of my list of sports I don t always agree with how they are used in racing and it hurt my heart so much to read about one of the horses dying on the track of a heart attack and the jockey had been hitting with his stick to make him run That was just wrong Maybe I ll try watching the movie and see what I think but the book had so much background into the business and how the moneylowed and even though they took wonderful care of the horses it wasn t with love it was a busines. Rait with a new afterword that examines the legacy of one of ESPN's 100 Greatest Athletes of the Century the only horse to ever grace the covers of Time Newsweek and Sports Illustrated all in the same wee.